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2019 Outlook: House Democrats to Take Aggressive Oversight Course

Dec. 27, 2018, 12:00 PM

House Democrats will return to power in 2019 united on the need for intensive oversight of the Trump administration.

The Democrats intend to throw the spotlight on the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Department, and other Trump administration agencies that got little scrutiny by a Republican-controlled Congress over the last two years.

With GOP control of the Senate and President Donald Trump in the White House, incremental environmental legislation in general is likely to supersede broader initiatives.

On chemical policy, expect incoming House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) to push the EPA to step up implementation of chemical ...

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